Obituaries

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Young-Crawford, Susan Kathleen

April 4, 1957 – February 14, 2018
at the age of 60 years

Funeral services will be held at St. Andrews United Church in Lumsden, SK, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

With profound sadness the family of Dr. Susan Kathleen Young-Crawford announce her passing on February 14, 2018.
Sue was born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan on April 4th 1957. Following high school she attended Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences graduating as a veterinary assistant.  Her passion for veterinary services took her to the University of Saskatchewan where she graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. It was at the university where she met the love of her life and fellow veterinarian Bill Crawford. Following their marriage on December 22nd 1984 Bill and Sue worked as veterinarians in Madison, Wisconsin and Innisfail, Alberta. In 2003 they moved Qualicum Beach where they enjoyed the west coast lifestyle while Sue continued her work as a veterinarian in Nanaimo and Campbell River. In 2015 they left the ocean for the North Okanagan and making new friends and enjoying adventures with their herding dogs.
Sue will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile, great sense of humour and love for all things family. Sue is survived by her best friend and partner in life Bill, sons Michael (Kathy), Jason (Maggie) and daughter Eiren, her father Bill Young (Kathleen), sister Marion (Allan), brother Ron (Terri) and her granddaughters Kiara, Kalina and Loretta as well as her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sue was predeceased by her mother Lydia and her sister Lorie-Jean. 
A very special thank you to the truly wonderful staff and volunteers of the North Okanagan Hospice Society and all of Sue’s care givers.
Funeral services will be held at St. Andrews United Church in Lumsden, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
No flowers by request of the family. Donations may be made in Sue’s name to NOHS, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

Colbeck, Verna Donalda

August 19, 1933 – February 11, 2018
at the age of 84 years

An open house, to share a time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Services on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Gienger, Albert Cecil

January 7, 1930 – February 11, 2018
at the age of 88 years

A celebration of Albert’s life will be held at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm on February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Albert passed away at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm on February 11, 2018 at the age of 88 with family by his side.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Erika of 57 years, his parents Martin and Rose, his brothers: Fred, Herbert and Ervin and two grandchildren: Jeffrey and Andrew.  He is survived by his sister Hilda, 5 children: Dan (Bev), Jackie (Rod), Lorrie (Jim), Rose and Ruth (Rick), 10 grandchildren: Matthew and Jodi; Chelsea, Nigel and Colin; Wren and Taylor; Riley, Jared and Pierce and 5 great grandchildren: Ella and Hannah; David and Heidi and Sam.
Albert was born January 7, 1930 in Craigmyle, Alberta, the 4th of five children.  The family moved to Rosedale, BC in 1938 where Albert attended school to Grade 8, then worked on the family farm.  In 1948 he changed from farming to logging.  He married Erika in 1953 in Chilliwack where they had 4 children.  In 1960 they moved to Hope where they had one more child.  In 1964 they moved to Salmon Arm.  Here he farmed for a few years and then worked for the School District in the grounds department, driving school bus and he finished his working days as a school bus mechanic.  Albert retired at the age of 57.
Albert was a man of many trades and was very involved with his church over the years.  Albert and Erika very much enjoyed having people over for meals and together their strength was showing hospitality.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Hillside Village, Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Shuswap Lodge for all their care over the past years.
A celebration of Albert’s life will be held at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm on February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Stoelting, Jeremy Douglas

April 30, 2002 – February 10, 2018
at the age of 15 years

A celebration of life will be held at Shuswap Community Church on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow.

With great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Jeremy at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on February 10, 2018.  
Born in Kelowna, B.C., Jeremy lived several years in Calgary Alberta.  He moved to Salmon Arm in February of 2015 and attended Shuswap Middle School. The past two years Jeremy has attended Jackson Campus and enjoyed all of the new courses and challenges. When asked, his school days were always “Awesome”. Jeremy enjoyed his summer employment at Save on Foods, especially cashiering. He enjoyed special times participating in 180 Youth at Shuswap Community Church, bike riding at the skate park, playing computer games and being with friends.  
Family and friends were very important to Jeremy.  A loving son, he is survived by his mother Debbie, Blair, sister Sarah, great grandmother Leona, father Eric, grandparents Rosemary, Andy, Trudy, Rye, many great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  
Jeremy will always be remembered for his boisterous laughter. He was loving, caring, kind, polite, honest, sincere, generous, friendly, genuine, sensitive, very intelligent and would do anything for anyone.
Many thanks to the Emergency Response Teams,  R.C.M.P. Officers, and the professional team at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  
A celebration of life will be held at Shuswap Community Church on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow.  
Jeremy’s ashes will be interned with his great grandparents at Revelstoke Cemetary in the early spring.

“A boy and his dog reunited”

Sparrow, Delbert “Garth”

May 21, 1924 – February 7, 2018
at the age of 93 years

It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of our father Garth Delbert Sparrow, who passed away on the morning of February 7 , 2018 at Park Place Piccadilly Care Home in Salmon Arm, BC.  Garth was born May 21, 1924 in Abbotsford BC.  He moved to New Westminster BC at a early age where he lived until he left home in his early 20s. In high school he was a champion at basket ball and prized himself on how he could pick up a basket ball with his fingers using only one hand and hold it that way… a trick we his children repeatedly tried to master to no avail and his hilarity.  He also loved playing the piano and spent the majority of his spare time studying birds. With the help and mentoring of his neighbour and good friend, as well as Ornithologist, Mr Maguire, Dad also became an Ornithologist. He spent the majority of his spare time escaping into the wilderness to roam around the woods in hunt of a new species of bird which by the way, he and Mr Maguire accomplished. He kept active in his life and in his career he was an accomplished Purchasing Agent. He liked to go fishing which provided a venue and excuse to wander the aforementioned woods. He is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband and family, daughter, Cathy and her husband and family, son, John and his wife and family, stepdaughter, Carole and husband and family, and stepson, Ryan and wife and family, and his cousins Eileen and Mark. Dad lived a quiet life ending his last years up in the Shuswap in Sorrento BC, a place he dearly loved. A service will not be held as there will be a private family gathering in the warmer climes when the ides of winter have blown through. The family asks that donations be made to your favourite charity. Our sincerest thanks to the amazing and  caring staff that looked after Dad at Park Place Piccadilly Care Centre.

 

Anderson, Helen Jane

February 10, 1941 – February 7, 2018
at the age of 76 years

Visitation: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm, Fisher’s Funeral Service
Funeral Service:  Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:00 pm., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm,  Reception to follow at the Enderby Senior’s Hall
Interment: Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby, BC,  Friday, February 16, 2018, 11:00 am

 

 

Fletcher, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty”

July 19, 1925 – February 02, 2018
at the age of 92 years

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Betty Fletcher on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 92 years. 
Betty was born July 19, 1925 in Toronto, ON to parents Sam and Elizabeth Wright, the younger sister to Ann.  Betty married Norman Charles Fletcher in Toronto, July 23, 1946.  They had one daughter, Susan Louise.  In the course of Norman’s career, Betty and Susan moved across Canada and back, living in New Brunswick, Santa Monica, California, Vancouver, three places in Quebec, in and around Ottawa and then Salmon Arm.  Betty was a bookkeeper and always found work wherever they were – in a fur shop, travel agency and she even did the books for a movie being filmed in Ontario.  Betty was a great organizer, particularly of parties of which there were many through the years.  She loved to sing, dance and watch sports.
Betty is survived by her daughter Susan (Les), grandsons Greg Scott (Sheila) and Robert Andrew (Vicki), five great grandchildren Ashley, Madisson, Rebecca, Johnathan and Reagan as well as nephews John, Steven, Rick and Ron.
There will be no formal service.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests you make a donation to the Heart and Stroke or Cancer Associations in her name.
The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff and residents at Piccadilly Terrace for their care and friendships.